I used to live in Notepad++. It was one of three apps I launched every morning when I’d boot up.
But when my work PC unexpectedly bit the dust, I didn’t panic. Why? Because I hadn’t touched Notepad++ in months. Instead I’d been using a web-based editor that I’ve completely fallen in love with: Codeanywhere.
And I had been for three reasons.
#1) Great Interface
I played with a few environments before I settled on Codeanywhere, but what initially kept me going with them was how sharp, feature-filled, and fast their interface was.
Easy controls over common settings, autocomplete, and a nice bit of color-coding all worked beautifully.
#2) Mobile That’s Actually Usable
I’d tried mobile editors before, but they never worked well enough to make even the smallest edits with any degree of confidence.
Not so with Codeanywhere.
The other night as my wife and I brushed our teeth before bed, I remembered a small change I needed to make on a project I had been working. Before she had finished flossing I had opened the app on my phone, made the change, and saved my work.
#3) Affordable Price
But most of all the price works really well for all types of users.
For me, my simple needs meant I was paying a measly $24/year for their service. Or, as us marketers like to describe it, “about $0.07 a day.”
So, yeah, if you need a nice code editor that you can easily access from any device at any time, it’s hard to go wrong with Codeanywhere.
I’ll never go back.
Three Things is a simple collection of all those little bits of marketing brilliance that catch my eye as I wander the web. Part journal for my own benefit and part shoutout to the talented marketers behind the scenes.